To Hazel

from by The Nautical Miles

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Your Father wrote to give me the news. You were due to arrive before the summer was through and they would name you after the colour of your mother’s eyes. I was worlds away discovering new ones. For something I read once by Pablo Neruda. I sat on the shoreline and wrote you an Ode to Joy.

We’ve settled into our friendships, figured out what a family is for. Oh, there is love in your future. Of this I am sure.

The future's uncertain but you're not alone. We'll be standing beside you until you're fully grown. Until you're dreaming of daughters of your very own. I could write you a list of things I’m sorry for. For all of our struggles, we could have done more. All I can offer you now is this Ode to Joy.

In Montreal they are banging on pots and on pans. Our love is so important, more than we understand. So dance us through fear and through courage, dance us through trust and through doubt. Oh, there is love in your future. I can assure you of that.


from Ode to Joy, released May 4, 2014



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The Nautical Miles are an adventurous roots music band from Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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